Cooper Church of Christ - "Searching The Scriptures"
How Can I Know That The Church of Christ Is the Right Church?
 
1. It was built by the right builder, Jesus Christ!  
    Matt 16:16-18
     Not founded by man or John the Baptist but by Christ
 
2. It is founded upon the foundation, Jesus Christ the Son of God!
     Jn 3:16, I Cor 3;11, Acts 4:12, Jn 12:48, Matt 7:24-27
      It is not founded on men or any doctrine of men but upon the Bible
 
3.  It was founded in the right place, Jerusalem!  
      Isa 2:2-3, Micah 4:1-2, Joel 2:32, Luke 24:47-49, Acts 1:4, Acts 2:1-47
 
4.  It was founded at the right time, The First Pentecost!
      Acts 2:1-47, Exo 23:16, Num 28:26, Deut 16:10, 1 Cor 15:20
 
5.  It teaches that the Kingdom has been established and Jesus is now 
     ruling and reigning in Heaven!
      Dan 2:44, Dan 7:13-14, 18,27,  Isa 7:14, Isa 9:6-7, Matt 2:2, Matt 16:16-19,
      Col 1:13, Heb 12:28, Rev 1:9, 1 Tim 6:15, 1 Cor 15:22-26, Zech 9:9,
     Matt 21:5, Jn 12:15
 
6.   It teaches that Jesus built only one church!
      Matt 16:18, Acts 2:47, Eph 4:4, Eph 1:22-23, Col 1:18, Matt 15:13
 
7.  It has a scriptual name!
      Rom 16:16, Acts 2:38, Acts 4:12, Phil 2:10, Eph 3:14-15, Eph 3:21
 
8.  It teaches that the Bible is the inerrant, verbally, plenary, inspired
      word of God!
       2 Tim 3:16-17, 2 Pet 1:20-21
 
9.   It teaches that the Bible is the only safe guide!
       Jer 10:23, Prob 14:12, Psa (119)
 
10. It teaches that the Bible is to be rightly divided!
       2 Tim 2:15, Patriarchal, Mosaical, Christian
 
11.  It gives the scriptural answer to the question, "What must I do to be
       saved?  
        Rom 10:17, Jn 3:16, Jn 8:24, Lk 13:3,5, Matt 10:32-33, Mk 16:15-16,
        Acts 2:38, Gal 3:26-27
 
12.  It is scriptual in it's organization!
        Eph 4:11-12, 1 Tim 3:1-13, Tit 1:5-9
 
13.  It is scriptural in it's worship!
         Singing - Eph 5:19, Col 3:16
         Praying - 1 Thess 5:17,25, 1 Tim 2:1-3, 1 Tim 2:8, James 5:16
         Giving of our means - 1 Cor 16:1-2, 2 Cor 8:12, 2 Cor 9:7
         Teaching- Acts 20:7, Acts 2:42
         Taking of the Lord's Supper - Matt 26:26-29, 1 cor 11:17-34
 
14.   It is scriptural in it's living!
         Things to avoid - Gal 5:19-21, 1 Cor 6:9-11, Col 3:5-9, Rev 21:8
         Things to do - Gal 5:22-23, Col 3:12-15, 2 Pet 1:5-22, Phil 4:8
 
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